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Artistic Ireland, M/MLA, Nov 7-10, Milwaukee, WI

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 8:03am
Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)

From The Book of Kells to the seaside ditty in Ulysses to the Abbey Theatre's Countess Cathleen, Ireland boasts a history replete with visual and performing arts. The Irish Studies permanent section of the M/MLA is soliciting proposals for conference papers that use critical methodologies to analyze artworks that appear in Irish novels, poems, and cinema, as well as essays that examine Irish plays and music (traditional, classical, and choral) and their subsequent performances. We seek papers that analyze any genre or time period and presentations that include images, film clips and sound files will be prioritized.

Artistic Bodies in Literature, M/MLA, Nov 7-10, 2013, Milwaukee, WI

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 7:59am
Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)

In what ways do artistic constructions of the body appear in literature? The Fabricating the Body permanent section of the M/MLA is soliciting proposals for conference papers that analyze artistic constructions of human and non-human bodies in literature. From paintings, to sculpture, to drawings literary works portray bodies as ideal objects d'art, and also as grotesque manifestations. How do aesthetic, phenomenological, ecocritical, feminist and even animal-other theories inform our understanding of the artistic body in literary works? We seek papers that analyze any genre or time period of literature

Visions of Egypt: Literature and Culture from the Nineteenth Century to the Present, 6-7 September 2013, Hull, UK (CFP)

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 1:00am
Dr Catherine Wynne, University of Hull

Visions of Egypt: Literature and Culture from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
6-7 September 2013
Hull History Centre (6 September)
Staff House, University of Hull (7 September)

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Sahar El Mougy, Cairo University
Dr Joann Fletcher and Dr Stephen Buckley, University of York (to be confirmed)
Professor William Hughes, Bath Spa University
Professor Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck, University of London

[UPDATE] Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities (Submission deadline 16 April 2013)

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:58am
De Montfort Unversity

This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.

Romancing the Long British 19th Century (1789-1914)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 6:19pm
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

The long British nineteenth century (1789-1914) appears to have the long global twentieth century (including the first decades of the twenty-first) in its thrall. Regency and Victorian settings proliferate in popular romance fiction, ranging from scenes of domestic life within the United Kingdom to British espionage in Europe and British colonial settlements. Retellings and "sequels" of Jane Austen's novels line our (digital) bookshelves and fill fan-fiction websites, spilling over most recently into the YouTube sensation The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

[UPDATE] The Lost Subject, 14th May, University of Dundee

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 2:58pm
University of Dundee

Tuesday 14th May 2013
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

'The Lost Subject' is the Second Annual Postgraduate Conference hosted by the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee. It aims to explore the diverse applications of the notion of 'The Lost Subject' in both academic and creative terms. 'Lost Subject' can refer to research or practice that is not yet fully accepted (a condition that most research is in at some point) or involves the study of lost or recovered material. This conference also welcomes discussion of the process of research and the material that is 'lost' in the shaping of one's work but which might lead to other avenues of enquiry or practice. Other approaches may include, but are not limited to:

Philament 2013 [UPDATE] Deadline extended May 31st 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:33pm
Philament: The University of Sydney Journal of the Arts

Issue 19: Surface/Depth

'There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche

'The world thereby momentarily loses its depth and threatens to become a glossy skin, a stereoscopic illusion, a rush of filmic images without density. But is this now an terrifying or an exhilarating experience?''
- Fredric Jameson

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for a forthcoming issue on the theme of Surface/Depth. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: